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Weightlifter Ara Khachatryan fails at London Olympics

Weightlifter Ara Khachatryan fails at London Olympics

PanARMENIAN.Net - On August 3, European vice champion and World World Weightlifting Championships silver medal winner Ara Khachatryan failed to lift 165 kg in the snatch, scoring no points at Olympic Men’s 85kg Weightlifting competition.

Thus, all of the three weightlifters representing Armenia at London Olympics showed unsuccessful performance.

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According to the head coach of the national team Avetik Vardanyan, the tournament was a good test for the Armenian athletes ahead of the European Championship.
In the Deadlift Discipline of the Women’s Championship, Armenia’s Alvard Manukyan won the gold medal.
He had previously found the net in four away fixtures, against Zorya Luhansk, Saint-Etienne, Rostov and Anderlecht.
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